All women worry about looking perfect on a date with a man they like. And healthy hair is an indicator of the physical and mental well-being of their owner. It can be said that beautiful and healthy hair is a calling card of a woman. Therefore, you should know how to care for your hair to make it look great on a date with your beloved man.
1. Choose the right shampoo
It is very important to use a shampoo that suits your hair type. However, there is one intricacy. Hair condition changes depending on diet, general well-being, age, climate, and many other factors. And if at 18, you used shampoo for oily hair, it does not mean that it still suits you at 35. Moreover, the scalp may be oily or normal in summer, but in winter, rapid temperature changes and heating make your hair dry. Therefore, do not be limited only to the one option: you should choose a shampoo basing on the condition of your hair at the present moment. Keep in mind that the ends of the hair are almost always dry, so take into account the condition of your scalp and hair roots when choosing a shampoo.
2. Wash your hair properly
The question of how often you need to wash your hair still remains on the list of the most popular ones (but you know the correct answer – when the hair gets dirty). Let’s discuss how to do it right. First of all, remember that you can massage only hair roots and scalp! You should not rub, wipe, and “launder” the ends of your hair in an attempt to clean it better: some stroking movements are quite enough. If you dye your hair, be doubly attentive to the washing procedure: excessive perseverance is the first reason for your hair to lose its glossy shine and rich shade.
3. Keep the temperature regime
If you wash your hair with hot or very warm water, it can lead to deplorable consequences. Such a temperature regime thins the protective lipid layer and activates the work of sebaceous glands in oily scalp. Accordingly, the hair gets dirty faster. Moreover, hot water dries the scalp, causing dermal irritation. The ideal temperature for washing procedures is the body temperature – 36-37 degrees.
4. Take care of the scalp
Even if you think you have found the perfect shampoo for your hair, make sure it is suitable for your scalp. You should pay attention to its condition, as this is the first and main step to healthy hair. Itching, irritation, dandruff – do not ignore these warning signs. Seek help from a trichologist or at least change the hair care. This tip is good not only for women but also for guys. So, consider it if you want to be an attractive man.
5. Use hair conditioner
The task of a hair conditioner is to smooth the hair structure, facilitate combing, and give gloss. The conditioner should be applied to clean hair, dried with a towel. However, do not keep the conditioner on your hair for a long time – it does not have any additional effect. If, when choosing a shampoo, you should be guided by the state of the hair roots, then a hair conditioner should be selected depending on how your hair looks like. A universal option is a moisturizing conditioner. If your hair is damaged, you should look for a revitalizing or nourishing conditioner. And conditioners for colored hair “seal” the pigment between the hair scales and help them to keep the color bright and saturated for a long time.
6. Do not forget about extra care
Hair conditioner is just a part of basic hair care, but it does not replace masks, serums, and oils. These products are intended for more intensive care of damaged hair. But it is better to use masks no more than once a week; otherwise, the hair will get dirty very quickly and lose volume. Experts advise not to use several masks in parallel but to apply one mask in a course from one to three months. The most common mask components are natural oils and hydrolyzed keratin, which provides treatment for the damaged hair shaft. Also, masks have such beneficial substances as panthenol, vitamins A and E – these ingredients give the hair elasticity and gloss.
7. Eat healthily
Of course, to make your hair beautiful and healthy, you need to pay attention to the diet. Experts recommend adding to the daily ration: salmon, walnuts, oysters, sweet potatoes, eggs, spinach, lentils, yogurts, cottage cheese, and blueberries.